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Movie Review – Amazing Grace (2018)

Principal Cast : Aretha Franklin, Reverend James Cleveland, CL Franklin, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Clara Ward, Sydney Pollack. Synopsis: A documentary presenting¬†Aretha Franklin¬†with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972. ******** Arguably one of the finest voices of the 20th Century, legendary singer Aretha Franklin forms the focus of this fascinating documentary from from 1972, in which the artist records her most successful gosel album, “Amazing Grace,” in front of a captivated New Bethel Baptist Church audience as well as director Sydney Pollack…

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Movie Review – Short Circuit 2

Principal Cast : Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb, Jack Weston, David Hemblen, Dee McCafferty, Don Lake, Ally Sheedy, Gerry Parkes, Voice of Tim Blaney. Synopsis: Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes. ******** The robot who once cried out “no disassemble” becomes a literal assembly line production in Short Circuit 2, as Johnny 5 takes on new York City (although filmed primarily in Toronto, Canada) with the assistance of the fumbling, clown-car representative of minority in Fisher…

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Movie Review – Short Circuit

Principal Cast : Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy, Tim Blaney (Voice), Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton, GW Bailey, Brian McNamara, Marvin J McIntyre, Penny Stanton, Vernon Weddle, Barbara Tarbuck. Synopsis: When one of five highly advanced robots in a laboratory is accidentally struck by a lightning power surge, he gains sentience, escapes, and befriends a woman who runs a local animal shelter. ******** This seminal 80’s techno-comedy has lost none of its charm or sentimentalism in the years since; nostalgia blossoms hard for Short Circuit, the endlessly quotable kiddie-flick that delivers quirky…

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Movie Review – Thin Man, The

Principal Cast : William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell, Porter Hall, Henry Wadsworth, William Henry, Harold Huber, Cesar Romero, Natalie Moorhead, Edward Brophy, Edward Ellis, Cyril Thornton, Skippy the Dog. Synopsis: Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it. ******** A sublime murder mystery whodunnit, The Thin Man delivers terrific old-school verbal sparring and a really great mystery element amidst the sparkling chemistry between stars William Powell and Myrna Loy. A massive success at the…

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Movie Review – X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Principal Cast : James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Jessica Chastain. Synopsis: Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all of humanity. ******** The last gasp of major Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox before their absorption into the media conglomerate that has become Disney, the grand finale of the studio’s problematic…

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Movie Review – Peter Pan (1924)

Principal Cast : Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, Mary Brian, Jack Murphy, Phillipe De Lacy, Virginia Brown Faire, George Ali, Esther Ralston, Cyric Chadwick, Anna May Wong, Maurice Murphy, Mickey mcBan, George Crane Jr, Winston Doty, Weston Doty, Terence McMillan, Louis Morrison, Edward Kipling, Robert Milasch. Synopsis: Peter Pan enters the nursery of the Darling children and, with the help of fairy dust, leads them off to Never Never Land, where they meet the nefarious Captain Hook. ******** In 1924, the debut big screen appearance of Peter Pan, JM Barrie’s eponymous…

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Movie Review – Men In Black: International

Principal Cast : Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, Emma Thompson, Kayvan Novak, Spencer Wilding. Synopsis: The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organisation. ******** Intent on capitalising on our collective nostalgia, Sony have taken the rather large gamble of attempting to rejuvenate their incredibly dormant Men in Black franchise, something nobody was asking…

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